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Gourmet au Bay

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913 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
+1 707-875-9875
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Outdoor Seating
Description: Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections...
Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections are local, small production and award-winning. Try Wine Surfing(R) on the deck and watch sea lions, seals and a variety of birds playing in the harbor. We serve cheese and cracker plates daily. From time to time we have a caterer set up an outdoor kitchen and serve light dinners. On the first Friday of each month, we serve $1 oysters on the half shell starting at 4pm till they are gone. Our wine selection changes regularly. The three criteria we use to select our wines are 1) under 1000 case production 2) 90 points or better and 3) gold award winning. All the wines are from California (with a couple of exceptions). Gourmet au Bay has been in the business of wine tasting and "Surfing" since 1995. We look forward to seeing you on the deck!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great wine ~ lovely place

Stopped in for a bit and a sip and were not disappointed. The wines were really quite nice and the cheese plate ample and fresh. We ended up buying a bottle of what we sampled. Friendly staff, nice views, outdoor seating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Stilwell, Kansas
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Stilwell, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for a bit and a sip and were not disappointed. The wines were really quite nice and the cheese plate ample and fresh. We ended up buying a bottle of what we sampled. Friendly staff, nice views, outdoor seating.

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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My wife and I wanted to find a spot to drink some wine and soak in the views of beautiful Bodega bay before we headed to dinner with some family. This place was wonderful! The wine guy was charming and very nice. The wines were delicious and unique! We would come back here a million times over. Such a great... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great little place in Bodega Bay, serving food pairings with delicious wines. You can get a glass or a flight. And the wife has a cute little boutique within. So, shop while you sip!! Then sit outside and enjoy the view of the water!!! Perfect getaway!!

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Calistoga, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Always an excellent well-chosen array of wine flights served on a surf-board tray. Great cheese platters, too.

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Windsor, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Wonderful little wine bar with a patio that overlooks Bodega Bay. Good selection of white, rose or red wine by the glass or if you have a group, purchase a bottle and pour. Very relaxing on that patio, warm sun, 65 degrees, sipping nice wine with a killer view (including seals bobbing up and down) of the bay. Whats not... More 

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Northern California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Had a chance to sample some great wine while sitting on the deck and looking out on the bay. Great little shop with fun gifts!

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San Fran
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101 reviews 101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stopped here to pick-up a couple of bottles of wine and stayed to enjoy the sunset looking over the bay. Wine is a little pricey but good selection. Also make sure to ask about the free corkage coupon for some of the local restaurants (generally one per restaurant per night).

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La Paz BCS
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72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We always make a point of stopping here when we visit the town. Owners Bob and Cissy are great and there's nothing like a flight of wines with a dish of crackers and cheese and watching the sunset go by. We are here in town now and have already been two days in a row. We'll probably go again today!... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Wonderful little wine spot with a cute waterfront deck. Perfect for sunset sipping! Half the deck is heated, the other not. They also sell wine. Most bottles are under $30 yet rate 90+pts. Will definitely be back!

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Andover, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We made the rounds when we were in Bodega Bay, and stopped here on a whim. Glad we did atmosphere was great. Wine good to. We had the tasters red and white Ended up buying several bottles of good wine. Would recommend

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 913 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 707-875-9875

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections are local, small production and award-winning. Try Wine Surfing(R) on the deck and watch sea lions, seals and a variety of birds playing in the harbor. We serve cheese and cracker plates daily. From time to time we have a caterer set up an outdoor kitchen and serve light dinners. On the first Friday of each month, we serve $1 oysters on the half shell starting at 4pm till they are gone. Our wine selection changes regularly. The three criteria we use to select our wines are 1) under 1000 case production 2) 90 points or better and 3) gold award winning. All the wines are from California (with a couple of exceptions). Gourmet au Bay has been in the business of wine tasting and "Surfing" since 1995. We look forward to seeing you on the deck!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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